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The Viral Factor

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The Viral Factor (2012)

The Viral Factor is a 2012 action movie directed by Dante Lam. Jay Chou and Nicholas Tse star as two long-lost brothers, on opposite sides of the law, who reunite to stop a group of criminals from releasing a deadly strain of smallpox.

The following weapons were used in the film The Viral Factor:



Beretta 92FS

A guard at the Asian Center for Disease Control (ACDC) aims a Beretta 92FS at Man Yeung when he escapes after stealing a smallpox sample.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
A guard attempts to fire a Beretta 92FS after a colleague is hit by gunfire.

Glock 17

The Glock 17 is the most frequently seen weapon in the film, and is used by various points by Jon Man (Jay Chou), his brother Man Yeung (Nicholas Tse), various IDC agents, henchmen, and Malaysian police officers.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
One of Sean's goons prepares to execute civilians.
Traffic police officers approach the wrecked sedan in downtown Kuala Lumpur.
Man Yeung takes Dr. Kan hostage.
Suppressed Glock 17 (3rd Gen) - 9x19mm
An assassin disguised as a doctor enters a patient room. Note that the suppressor is not attached straight.
3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm. Note the finger grooves, thumb reliefs, and accessory rail on the frame, which differentiate it from the older model.
Man Yeung sees the Glock 17 within reach.
A good closeup of the Glock 17.

Fully-Automatic Glock 17

A Glock 17 converted to fully-automatic fire and with a 33 round magazine is used by Jon's International Defence Commission (IDC) partner Ross (Carl Ng) to protect Parker when their team is attacked during a mission in Jordan. Sean Wong uses one in Kuala Lumpur when battling IDC agents.

Glock 17 with 33 round magazine - 9x19mm
Ross takes out a mercenary after Parker was hit.
Ross returns fire with the Glock.
Sean Wong fires his full auto Glock 17 at IDC tactical teams.
Wong empties the Glock 17 as he escapes.

Glock 26

A Glock 26 is carried by Ice (Bing Bai) during a mission to protect a scientist in Jordan.

Glock 26 - 9x19mm
Ice after drawing out her Glock 26.
Searching an abandoned building.

Heckler & Koch USP

Agent Sean Wong (Andy On) uses a Heckler & Koch USP when he betrays his comrades in Jordan. IDC agent Parker uses one as his main sidearm during the Jordanian escort mission.

Heckler & Koch USP45 - .45 ACP
Parker reloads his USP after running out of ammo.
Sean aims the USP at the scientist after going rogue.
Firing the USP at Ice and Jon before escaping via chopper.

SIG-Sauer P228

A SIG-Sauer P228 is taken from a Malaysian police officer and used by Jon Man (Jay Chou) in the finale.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm
Jon takes aim at approaching IDC officers.
Aiming the P228 at a police helicopter pilot.
The P228 used by Jon in the final shootout.

Walther P99

A Walther P99 is carried by IDC agent Jon Man (Jay Chou) in Jordan. Corrupt IDC agent Russell (Philip Keung) uses a P99 while chasing Jon and his brother Man Yeung (Nicholas Tse) in Kuala Lumpur.

Walther P99 - 9x19mm
Jon pulls out a P99 after hearing static inference on their comms.
Russell holds a P99 in downtown Kuala Lumpur.
A henchman fires a P99 during a gunbattle aboard a freighter.


Taurus Model 85

Man Yeung uses an older model Taurus Model 85 during a flashback sequence. Jon also uses the Taurus in the finale after retrieving it from a dead henchman.

Taurus Model 85 - .38 Special
Man Yeung brandishes two Model 85s during a robbery.
The Model 85 on the ground.
Picking up the Model 85.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW

Ice uses a Heckler & Koch MP5K with a PDW-style stock accessory rails and a red-dot sight in Jordan. Jon later uses a MP5K in the finale when he battles Wong's thugs aboard a cargo ship.

MP5K with the PDW-style folding stock attached, commonly used in films to emulate the PDW - 9x19mm
Ice fires her MP5K at the mercenaries.
Jon infiltrates the cargo ship. You can see the picatinny railing on the foreend with a vertical foregrip.
Jon searches the cargo ship with his MP5K.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Heckler & Koch MP5A3s with Surefire weapon lights are used by Jordanian Public Security Force Unit 30 operators when they raid a terrorist hideout. A Royal Malaysian Navy PASKAL VBSS boarding team also uses MP5A3s when searching a freighter contaminated with smallpox, as do IDC agents. A thug in the finale uses a MP5A3 without any attachments.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
Jordanian police Unit 30 operators advance toward the hideout.
A Unit 30 operator holds a MP5A3 with an Aimpoint sight.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (wide) forearm and stock extended - 9x19mm
A thug holds a MP5A3.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Malaysian police officers use MP5A2s with Surefire weapon lights. IDC tactical teams also use the same SMG as their primary weapon.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and Navy trigger group - 9x19mm
Malaysian police officers with MP5A2s surround a train.
IDC tactical teams advance towards Sean Wong's hideout.

Steyr TMP

Man Yeung uses a Steyr TMP in the finale when he and Jon storm a cargo ship where the smallpox virus is being stored.

Steyr TMP - 9x19mm
Man Yeung armed with the TMP.
Man Yeung grips the TMP while hiding.


Benelli M3T Super 90

Man Yeung uses a [[Benelli M3T Super 90 during a shootout on the streets of Kuala Lumpur. A henchman also carries an M3T in the final shootout.

Benelli M3T Super 90 with top folding stock - 12 Gauge
One of Man Yeung's partners holds a M3T after subduing guards at the Asian Center for Disease Control.
Man Yeung shoots at Russell.
Shouldering the M3T.
An armed henchmen ports the M3T.

Remington 870

A Jordanian PSF Unit 30 operator holds a short-barreled Remington 870 during an anti-terrorist raid.

Remington 870P NFA 14" with Pachmayr pistol grip - 12 gauge
A PSF Unit 30 operator waits for the command to attack.
The Unit 30 operator approaches the target building.

Assault Rifles


Most of the mercenaries who ambush the IDC agents in Jordan use AKMS rifles.

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slanted muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
You can see the slanted muzzle brake of the rifle.


At least one of the mercenaries in Jordan uses an AKS-47.

AKS-47 - 7.62x39mm
A mercenary fires his AKS-47 at Ross. Note the downward angled stock.
The mercenary drops his AKS-47 after being shot by Ice.

Heckler & Koch G3A4

Agent Ross uses a Heckler & Koch G3A4 in Jordan. He loses it after being wounded while being shot by armed mercenaries. The rifle has a picatinny rail on the handguard with a red dot-type scope.

Heckler & Koch G3A4 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Ross holds the G3A4 while Sean briefs the team in Jordan.
Note the full length handguard rail with the red dot scope mounted on top.


One of Sean's goons uses an Galil MAR while fending off IDC tactical teams in Malaysia. Several of Gunther's bodyguards use the Galil MAR in the finale.

IMI Galil MAR - 5.56x45mm
One of Sean's Galil MAR-armed goons tosses a frag grenade during the IDC-lead raid.
One Gunther's bodyguards armed with the MAR.
The bodyguard fires the Galil MAR at Man Yeung.


PASKAL commandos of the Royal Malaysian Navy use M4A1 carbines while searching a smallpox-contaminated freighter. Later, IDC agents use M4A1s when they raid Sean Wong's hideout. Wong himself uses an unmodified M4A1 in the finale while searching for Yeung and Jon.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
An IDC agent holds a M4A1 during the briefing.
A PASKAL commando stands guard with a M4A1.
An IDC tactical team operator fires his M4A1s.
IDC tactical teams advance with their M4A1s at the ready.
Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
Sean takes aim with a M4A1.
An armed henchman with a M4A1, which has a picatinny receiver.
This angle suggests the M4A1 may be the Norinco CQ-A, a Chinese clone of the M4.

Mk 18 Mod 1

Jon uses a Mk 18 Mod 1 carbine in Jordan. The rifle has an early Daniel Defense RIS II handguard coupled with a short barrel and a B5 SOPMOD stock, Aimpoint CompM2 sight, and an AN/PEQ-15 ATPIAL laser aiming module. The rifle is actually built on an XM16E1-style lower receiver, as evidenced by that lack of fencing around the magazine release.

Mk. 18 Mod 1 - 5.56x45mm
Jon fires the Mark 18 Mod 1.
Clearly his Mark 18 is built on a XM16E1-style lower receiver
Jon charges towards the armed mercenaries.
Gripping his Mark 18 rifle while under attack.

Norinco Type 56

Some of the mercenaries use Norinco Type 56 rifles to cover Sean Wong as he makes his escape after betraying his teammates.

Type 56 assault rifle aka M22, early milled receiver model without under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm
A Type 56 on the table.
A mercenary flees after being under attack from IDC officers.
A mercenary fires his Type 56 at IDC officers while waiting to be evacuated.
The mercenary fires his Type 56 as Jon approaches.

SIG SG-552

A SIG SG 552 is used by Sean Wong during the Jordanian mission. It is equipped with a pronged flash hider, standard diopter sights, an Aimpoint sight, and a tactical flashlight.

SIG SG 552 fitted with scope rail - 5.56x45mm
Sea ports the SG 552 after the IDC convoy is under gunfire.
Sean fires the SG 552.

Machine Guns


Humvees with mounted FN MAG machine guns are used by the Jordanian soldiers who escort the IDC team in the introduction.

FN MAG - 7.62x51mm NATO
Humvee with a FN MAG.
Closeup of a FN MAG.
Jordanian soldier gripping the FN MAG.
Another shot of the Jordanian soldier gripping the FN MAG after the convoy is attacked.

FN Minimi

Gunther Tyler (Jared Robinsen) uses a FN Minimi Paratrooper with a 100-round cloth magazine in the finale.

FN Minimi Para - 5.56x45mm
Porting the Minimi.
You can see that the weapon's clearly loaded with blanks.
Gunther fires the Minimi at Jon on the cargo ship.



The mercenaries in Jordan initiate the ambush of the IDC convoy by firing RPG-7 rocket launchers.

RPG-7 - 40mm
A mercenary waits for the signal to attack the IDC convoy.
A mercenary prepares to fire a RPG-7.
The mercenary fires the RPG-7 after being shot by Jon.


RGD-5 Hand Grenade

Sean Wong and several of his henchmen use RGD-5 hand grenades to fend off IDC agents when their hideout is raided. Jon later uses one to rescue Dr. Rachel Kan (Peng Lin).

RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Removing the RGD-5's safety pin.
Jon prepares a RGD-5.

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